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Multiple Disciplines - (4) Faculty Positions (Black scholars)


Mount Saint Vincent University


Location: Nova Scotia
Date posted: 2020-12-18
Advertised until: 2021-02-17

Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) is strongly committed to fostering equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA). MSVU is an institution that was established by women for the advancement of women with social responsibility and social justice at its core. We embrace the diversity of our community and are committed to efforts that enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility across all facets of our University, within our local community, and in society at large. More information about MSVU may be found on our website www.msvu.ca.

As part of Mount Saint Vincent University’s strategic priority in advancing EDIA and supporting Black scholarship and different worldviews, the University is seeking to fill four (4) full-time probationary / tenure -track academic faculty positions in any discipline. This is a targeted search for Black scholars and is open to candidates who identify as Black from around the world. MSVU encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, persons with disabilities, and other equity-deserving groups. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The Description
The successful candidates must be eligible for appointment in a relevant academic department at MSVU. They will hold or be near completion of a PhD or an equivalent terminal degree, or they will have an alternative combination of knowledge and experience. Candidates should indicate their preferred disciplines and/or academic units or programmes with which they are best aligned. We are seeking scholars with a demonstrated track record of research and/or community-based achievement, teaching, and service activities. Possible areas of scholarship include the scholarship of discovery, the scholarship of integration, the scholarship of application and/or the scholarship of teaching; non-traditional forms of scholarship and traditional ways of knowing will be recognized.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the qualifications of the candidate and in accordance with the MSVU-MSVUFA Collective Agreement and subject to final budgetary approval. Workload includes teaching, research, and collegial service.

Applications should include the following:

  • A letter of application describing how the applicant meets the criteria for the position;
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  • The names and contact information of three referees;
  • Copies of, or links to, up to three recent research and/or professional contributions;
  • A statement of current and future research, professional, and teaching interests;
  • A statement of the candidate's Black self-identification.

Applicants may submit the above materials to Dr. Julie McMullin, MSVU Vice-President Academic and Provost. MSVU will begin reviewing applications on 31 January 2021 and will continue to do so until the positions are filled.

Send applications by mail or email (in a single .pdf) to:

Dr. Julie McMullin
Vice President Academic and Provost
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6
vpacademic@msvu.ca

Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to the principles of employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates including women, aboriginal persons, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. Candidates who identify as being from one of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are eligible to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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